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Charts | Classics

Take that!

In 1974, a Cleveland resident wrote to the city’s National Football League team, the Browns, complaining about the menace posed by the fad of throwing paper airplanes, and implicitly threatened litigation.The Browns’ lawyer’s response is . . . well,  a classic of its kind. The letter The reply read more

Guides & Books

10 books every man should read

By IAN HAYSOM Chick-lit? What about Guy-lit? Must-reads for men. Men of a certain age, that is. Let’s, for the purposes of debate, define Guy-lit. Anything that isn’t Jane Austen (an expedition: go to the new British Library in London and see the permanent collection of manuscripts and musical scores. There on display is original... read more

Guides & Books

Book your trip back to the land

By JOHN SWIFT Moving back to the land is a well-shared dream. We have many aspiring back-to-the-land types here at Some are horse people and you have to be a pretty positive personality to keep a horse. Others are students of the Under the Tuscan Sun school of literature. In these books, under relentlessly... read more

Tackle & Gear | Technology

Your BlackBerry is making you dumber

By JOHN SWIFT These things are amazing. They have certainly changed the way that I live and work. Having so much information at my fingertips always and everywhere and having the ability to find out more things on the fly is proving to be a fantastic facilitator. I like to think that one of the... read more

Charts | Women

Why women can’t sleep

Have you ever wondered how a woman’s brain works? Well, it’s finally explained here in one, easy-to-understand illustration. Every one of those little blue balls is a thought about something that needs to be done, a decision or a problem that needs to be solved. A man only has only two balls and they consume... read more

Health & Fitness

Nine keys to aging well

By JONATHAN YOUNG There are some things that get better as we age. On our best days, we have a kind of grace. We are works-in-progress and even in later life new qualities surface. Some aspects are coming along faster than others. Other features come and go. In general, we can see certain emerging attitudes... read more


He thought, she thought

Something about sex and this time of year just did not seem to work well together. Not in the mood? Unlikely – but this time of year seems to be a time of year to reflect on other things. So we have two features for you; little off topic, maybe, but we hope you’ll enjoy both.... read more